Brunch Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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Brunch: a portmanteau of "breakfast" and "lunch". Brunch Stout: a collision of brunch as a particularly indulgent meal time, and a particularly indulgent stout. 60 IBUs, loaded with sumptuous malt, acidic and tangy coffee, and wildly fruity Candi syrup, this is a stout that does not know when to stop. There's something here for every interpretation of this decadent mid-cycle ritual, from the sweet to the savory, the simple to the intricate. Explore the limits of American-style stout as you know it with your new deviously delicious companion.

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Brunch is like breakfast, except you get maple sausage and more calories. This stout is like a stout you may have had from a brewery across the pond that makes great American-style beers, except it’s better. Let’s admit it - sometimes the homebrew is better than the commercial version. Loaded with hops, coffee, roast, really dark Candi sugar, all the good stuff. Finish it off with a bloody Mary and a High Life chaser.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Brunch Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1068
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Better Than the Original
Added 18 oz oatmeal to the mash, 1/2 cup molasses at end of boil, and used NB cocoa nibs in secondary. Awesome! Tastes even better than that famous oatmeal kid breakfast stout.
March 11, 2013
Amazing stout for an extract
I tested a bottle for carbonation after 12 days - and I can't believe this is an extract brew and be this good.Aroma: Chocolate/Coffee/Roasted MaltsTaste: Dark Chocolate/Coffee and dark fruit.Mouthfeel: Smoooooth with an acidic back end. I will buy this again in a freaking second
July 20, 2013
Smells amazing
I just brewed this kit last weekend. I can honestly say it made our house smell amazing. My only negative comment would be that the grain bag should have been a little bigger, as the kit has 3 pounds of specialty grains. We were able to get them to fit in the bag provided, but a slightly larger bag would have been welcome. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
October 30, 2013
Delicious
This is a great full flavor brew. Creamy with a good head & dark color. If you favor stouts, this one is the best. Very delicious.
December 15, 2013
The Morning After
The beer at this point is still bottle conditioning but through the boil, in the carboy it smelt wonderful! I can't wait to try this dark beast I named, "The morning after."
March 28, 2016
USE A BLOWOFF!
First time brewed. Got it in primary right now. I used a ton of Fermcap S drops and brewed in a 6.5g Big Mouth Bubbler thinking that the extra head room and Fermcap drops would keep the Krausen in check. I was waaaaay wrong on that. This big beer blew right through the FermCap drops and blew out the airlock. USE A BIG BLOW OFF!!! ha ha haCan't wait to taste it!
June 5, 2015
Excellent Brew
I got this one for free as part of a NB promotion, and I will buy this without question. First coffee beer, not a big coffee fan so only did the coffee for10 minutes in the boil, there is a hint of coffee without being overpowering. The body on this stout is excellent. Brewed on 7/8/15 and started drinking on 8/7/15. I recommend a two week primary and at least two secondary on this beer, it's big. This is on the short list for a second go for Christmas.
August 12, 2015
Brunch stout
Very good in fermentor right now.
December 8, 2015
Awesome
Awesome and even the wort is great. In primary today. Will bottle in four weeks and drink after two weeks in the bottle. I can't wait that long. I highly recommend this beer to every one.
March 28, 2013
You can actually taste chocolate flavor, and a hint of coffee dances around the edge.
Bottled Sunday Brunch Stout yesterday. Tasted great coming out the fermenter. I left this in primary 26 days at 64 F. Added 4 oz maltodextrine to priming sugar to maximize head retention. This is a medium sweet stout. You can actually taste chocolate flavor, and a hint of coffee dances around the edge.
June 1, 2013
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How and when are the coffee beans added? In a muslin bag?
O R on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The coffee beans were ground coarsely and added at the end of the boil off the stove. I let them sit for 15/30 min prior to cooling with my wort chiller. And I put my stuff straight in the Carboy with no muslin bag. I filter it out on my transfer to the secondary. Hope this help! Cheers!
The bag that the kit comes with says it is 4 oz. but it actually measures out to be 3 times that amount at 12 oz. Are you supposed to use all 12 oz or just 4 oz? Thanks
John S. on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello John,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! That sounds like a mistake on our part. One of the members of our production team must have over filled the bag with coffee. You will just want to use the 4 oz. rather than the whole 12 oz. I hope that this helps!
anyone have a final gravity ?
J O on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The final gravity would probably be close to 1.014-1.018, somewhere like that. This will vary depending on the yeast used. You can usually count on 70-75% attenuation. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Has anybody tried substituting cold brew in the secondary? Instead of adding the beans at the end of the boil? If so, how much cold brew would you add?
O R on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not know of anyone specifically that has done this, but I see no reason why you could not. I would make a small amount of cold brew coffee and add it to the secondary, a little at a time. This way, you can add just the right amount to your preference.
Well I changed airlocks after a blowout, but I didn't notice that the lid had been barely lifted on one side so there's a very good chance I had air contamination. Newbie with no hydro, I'm worried my beer is ruined. It smelled kind of sour, but that could've just been the stuff stuck on the side of the carboy. I still racked to secondary and tasted it (though I'm not sure what it is supposed to taste like), and I still plan to bottle. Based off of the picture, can you tell if I ruined my batch?

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David P on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This sort of thing does not usually harm the fermenting beer, the CO2 being produced stays atop the beer, and protects it from oxygen exposure. But something looks to be wrong with THAT beer, it looks like mold or some kind of bacterial growth on there. That does look like some kind of infection has gotten into it. Just having the lid lift up, or even be removed, is not enough to cause this sort of infection. I don't think the beer is savable, sorry to say. I'd review your sanitation procedures, and maybe step up to PBW/Star San if not using those items to clean and sanitize. Maybe replace your siphon tubing, or any thing else that could be harboring bacteria that can wreck beers. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
What is the approximate ABV ?
J C on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will finish with about 6-6.5% ABV

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